Keeper calls for positivity following defeat to high-flying Barnsley.
Gillingham stopper Tomas Holy was left with mixed emotions after picking up the man-of-the-match award on Saturday, but called on his Gillingham team to bounce back ahead of a crunch game at home to Scunthorpe United.
Goals from Kieffer Moore and a double from Cauley Woodrow put the visitors in cruise control; an Elliott List goal gave the Gills a lifeline but a fourth goal from Jacob Brown finished the scoring as Barnsley returned to Yorkshire with all three points.
Speaking after the game, the 6’9 shot stopper said: “It was a very tough day, everyone can see it, but we have to try and forget it, clear our minds over Sunday and focus on the coming games. Next week is a huge game against Scunthorpe, we have to be focussed for it.”
Despite the four goals going in, Holy produced a string of saves to stop the Tykes pulling out of sight in the first few minutes. Speaking about his performance, he added: “I tried my best with the goals, but sometimes it is not enough. For someone like me, who is a perfectionist, it is tough to take. Picking up the man-of-the-match award. It is mixed emotions for me.”
Holy continued: “There are always things you can take from a game, whether it be crosses, saves or kicking. I must try and remain positive. Everyone must forget what has happened now, refresh over Sunday and move forward to the next game.”
Summing up the mood in the camp at full time, Holy admitted there was some soul-searching taking place, but called on the team to unite: “We are one group and we are one team, from staff through to players. We must stand behind each other, and we all need to take responsibility.”